Herald Independent- RSS OPINION Feed http://heraldindependent.com/section/OPINION http://heraldindependent.com/section/OPINION Sat, 23 Aug 2014 02:32:19 EST 1800 Pull up your pants — or the law will do it for you http://heraldindependent.com/news/editorial-opinion-opinion_columns/50237376/Pull-up-your-pants--or-the-law-will-do-it-for-you There are times when society, families and organizations fail to govern themselves, which then opens the door for “Big Brother” to step in and do what is “right.” Tue, 12 Aug 2014 16:20:02 EST Throw out the incumbents http://heraldindependent.com/news/editorial/5244466/Throw-out-the-incumbents Why do we settle for mediocrity?We here in Fairfield County should take great pride in the fact that during the “Drawdy Park Fiasco.” Fri, 11 Jul 2014 10:07:08 EST Candidate throws hat into ring for council seat http://heraldindependent.com/news/editorial/5211631/Candidate-throws-hat-into-ring-for-council-seat My name is Billy Smith, and I'm running for the District 7 seat on Fairfield County Council. Fri, 11 Jul 2014 10:06:03 EST School board member will not seek re-election http://heraldindependent.com/news/editorial-home_top/5156926/School-board-member-will-not-seek-re-election I take the opportunity to inform you that I will not seek re-election to the position of trustee for the Fairfield County School Board, District 5. Tue, 1 Jul 2014 10:42:02 EST Councilman ready to step down after 32 years http://heraldindependent.com/news/home_top-opinion_columns/5157249/Councilman-ready-to-step-down-after-32-years When I was first elected to Fairfield County Council in 1982, council members were elected in a countywide race. Therefore, as I campaigned, I traveled across the entire county and got to know the people. I learned the many regional differences, and I... Tue, 1 Jul 2014 10:40:02 EST